edition - November 17, 2008
Obama to meet with McCain at transition office
The Associated Press - 11-17-08
John McCain are ready to talk about how they
can collaborate on issues facing the country. A private meeting, slated for
Monday at Obama's transition office
Auto bailout: Showdown
CNNMoney.com - 11-17-08
Proponents of a bailout say that the industry
is a victim of the global financial crisis. Wall Street has been bailed out,
so why not Detroit?
NATO says still backs plan for US missile shield
BRUSSELS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - NATO reaffirmed on Monday its
backing for a planned US missile shield in Europe after French President
Nicolas Sarkozy said it would bring no extra security on the continent.
puts a moon roof in the presidential limo, he's not making himself Fuhrer; he's
just trying to get the smell of stupidity out of the seats. - Bill Maher
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
true, according to a new report, I was reading this today in the paper,
thousands of pregnant mothers in this country are planning to name their baby
Barack. That's true. Yeah, after hearing this, Sarah Palin told Bristol, 'Don't
even think about it.'" --Conan O'Brien
Sorry, Mr. President. Please
surrender your BlackBerry
Those are seven words President-elect Barack Obama
is dreading but expecting to hear, friends and advisers say, when he takes
office in 65 days.
Sarah Palin's Reading Material Is
KING: Should you have not
done the Katie Couric interview?
PALIN: Sure, I should have done the Katie Couric interview. Her questions were
KING: You should have done it?
PALIN: I should have done it, yes. And her questions were fair. Obviously, being
a bit annoyed with some of the questions, my annoyance shows through. And I am
who I am, though, and I call it like I see it.
And some of
those questions, you know, regarding what do I read up in Alaska, were,
to me, a bit irrelevant. And my annoyance at those questions showed through.
Palin is back to work in Alaska -- fixin' and reformin' and maverickin' things
up there as Governor."- Jimmy Kimmel
--John McCain, telling Jon Stewart what his Secret Service code name is. (It
was really Phoenix.)
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U.S. President George W.
Bush told this weekend's economic summit
had received support from president-elect Barack Obama during the
deliberations in Washington, France's finance minister said on Sunday.
they've lost, Republicans have to agree not to waste everyone's time spending
the next four years screaming for investigations of Barack Obama over made-up
bullsh*t. Let's not kid ourselves. The hardcore Republican base is like a
stalker; rejection just makes them crazier.- Bill Maher
The Woman Who Wouldn't Go Away
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lost
no time getting down to work upon her return to gubernatorial duties, despite
the distractions of having to cook meals for television reporters interviewing
her. Job One: counteracting the effects of plummeting oil prices on state
A die-hard Democrat in town got this note last week from the governor:
"Dear Neighbor," it began. "As Governor of Alaska, I am pleased to tell you
about a very special offer:
now you can receive an official Alaska travel guide -- absolutely FREE."
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Bank Of America Boosts Stake In
Bank of America Corp (BAC.N:
Stock Buzz) said on Monday it would boost its stake in China's
third-largest bank, China Construction Bank (0939.HK:
Stock Buzz), to 19.1 percent from 10.75 percent.
Bank of America
originally bought a 9 percent stake in the Chinese bank for $3
billion in June 2005, and earlier this year boosted its stake to the
how Bush tried to emulate "The Great Trickler" Reagan? Ronnie sowed the seeds of
the Second Great Depression. And boy, have you reaped, Mr. President. Have you
ever. - Grant Gerver
A name change is in
order: Wall Street becomes "Loot Street." -
pirates hijacked a supertanker hundreds of miles off the Horn of Africa,
seizing the Saudi-owned ship loaded with crude and its 25-member crew, the
U.S. Navy said Monday.
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Endeavor Commander Chris Ferguson (C) greets International Space Station
Commander Mike Fincke (R) as ISS flight engineer Yury Lonchakov looks on after
the opening of the hatches between the two spacecraft in this view from NASA TV
November 16, 2008. Photo/NASA TV